TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

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Postby jarkko » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:05 pm

Our presale closes tonight at 10 pm EDT!

Public sale opens at noon EDT on Saturday!
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Postby jarkko » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:33 am

The presales went really well. From Evenko:
buy now as we expect full sell out after a day or 2 on public.
If you don't have tickets yet, best to buy as soon as the public sale opens!
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Postby Anthony Lawrence » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:11 am

If anyone knows where I might be able to source a poster for this concert I'd be very appreciative. It's for my son's 21st birthday - please let me know
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Postby HugoD » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:17 pm

Anthony Lawrence wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:11 am
If anyone knows where I might be able to source a poster for this concert I'd be very appreciative. It's for my son's 21st birthday - please let me know
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I would assume that they (also) will become available in the "merchandise shop"on the day of the concert. Those who have bought one of the VIP tickets or the "Montreal package" are already getting a "souvenir event poster".
Maybe they will be offered here or in the usual online store such as Ebay after the concert.

Good luck with your hunt!
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Postby Ronaldson » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:19 pm

Evenko just sent out an email to members with the following info:

"SETH ROGEN, COURTNEY LOVE, CŒUR DE PIRATE, RON SEXSMITH, BETTYE LAVETTE and BØRNS added to the event !
ADDITIONAL TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY AT NOON!"
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Postby bw1814x » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:59 pm

Ticket sales for this event have been badly botched. After almost nobody bought the "VIP Packages", the tickets that had apparently been reserved for those went back on sale. They are still on sale. As of this morning it is possible to buy a single ticket on the Floor in the 7th row, or two in 8th Row Centre, at regular prices. While the evenko.ca website suggests "more tickets will go on sale Saturday", there is if you want them no need to wait as there are plenty of seats available NOW. Contrary to some press reports, the event is by no means sold out, there being remaining tickets at all but the cheapest price levels
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Postby ScottM » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Definitely right about the uptake of VIP packages now being back on sale. Even now, Friday UK time 1230, there are pairs of regular tickets available from Evenko: Centre, well forward in the front block. Our tickets (same price) from the pre-sale are in row LL to the left. However we were happy enough at the time and still looking forward very much to the event, so we wont be scrambling around looking to upgrade. See some of you there.

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Postby Leigh100 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:59 pm

This is fantastic. I was wondering why The Tenors aren't yet on the lineup...they really celebrate him.
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Postby Eva » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:08 am

This afternoon on CJAD Radio, Adam Cohen was interviewed about upcoming Tribute on Nov. 6

http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/adam-coh ... =1.3390838
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Postby vlcoats » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:23 am

Eva,
Thank you very much for sharing that interview.
We are looking forward to being in Montreal!
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Postby jarkko » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:17 pm

Last update from the organizers:
LEONARD COHEN HONOURED WITH TRIBUTE, WINS ADISQ AWARDS FOR ANGLOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR & MOST CELEBRATED QUÉBEC ARTIST OUTSIDE OF QUÉBEC

RECOGNITION COMES ONE WEEK AHEAD OF
TOWER OF SONG: A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN

ELVIS COSTELLO, SETH ROGEN, LANA DEL REY, FEIST, PHILIP GLASS, K.D. LANG, STING, COEUR DE PIRATE, RON SEXSMITH, BØRNS
THE LUMINEERS’ WESLEY SCHULTZ AND JEREMIAH FRAITES, BETTYE LAVETTE,
DAMIEN RICE, COURTNEY LOVE, PATRICK WATSON AND ADAM COHEN
TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF ICON’S PASSING

(Montreal, QC – Oct. 30, 2017) – At the ADISQ (Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) events this week, legendary artist Leonard Cohen posthumously received top honours including Most Celebrated Québec Artist Outside of Québec and Anglophone Album of the Year for his album You Want It Darker. The organization also shared a special video tribute encompassing Cohen’s life and legacy.

This exciting moment for the family of Leonard Cohen comes one week ahead of Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Bell Centre in Montréal on Nov. 6. The tribute will feature previously announced participants including Seth Rogen, Coeur de Pirate, Ron Sexsmith, BØRNS, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting, Patrick Watson, Courtney Love, Bettye Lavette and Adam Cohen.

Tower of Song will mark the first anniversary of Leonard’s passing and commence a week of celebrations honouring Cohen in Montréal. As previously announced, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s new exhibit, “Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything," will open to the public Nov. 9. The exhibit was approved by the late songwriter before his passing and will celebrate Cohen’s life and work. The Tower of Song event will benefit the Canada Council for the Arts, the Council of Arts and Letters of Québec, and the Montréal Arts Council.


The final group of tickets has been released and is currently available at www.evenko.ca.
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Postby MarieM » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:32 am

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CBC/RADIO-CANADA CELEBRATES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF GLOBAL ICON LEONARD COHEN WITH SPECIAL TRIBUTE PROGRAMMING ON ALL PLATFORMS

Nov 02, 2017

Montreal, Nov. 2, 2017 – Canada’s public broadcaster is proud to unveil a slate of special programming in tribute to Leonard Cohen, the Montreal-born writer, composer, performer and man of letters, on the one year anniversary of his death. The announcement comes ahead of the opening of the exhibition Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything, presented by CBC/Radio-Canada at the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC).

CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast Monday’s star-studded tribute concert at the Bell Centre in Montreal,Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen, the next day, Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2, CBCMusic.ca, ICI MUSIQUE and ICIMusique.ca. The commemorative event, with all proceeds going to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal, will feature renowned artists including BØRNS, CŒUR DE PIRATE, ELVIS COSTELLO, LANA DEL REY, FEIST, PHILIP GLASS, K.D. LANG, BETTYE LAVETTE, COURTNEY LOVE, DAMIEN RICE, SETH ROGEN, RON SEXSMITH, STING, PATRICK WATSON, WESLEY SCHULTZ & JEREMIAH FRAITES OF THE LUMINEERS and ADAM COHEN. The concert will also be televised onWednesday,Jan. 3, 2018 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC and ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ.

The world of Leonard Cohen explored in a brand new documentary

CBC/Radio-Canada’s partnership with the MAC exhibition will include broadcast of a documentary exploring Leonard Cohen’s impact on an entire generation of artists. Directed by Kaveh Nabatian and entitledA Crack in Everything / Une brèche en toute chose, the film features the local and international artists who contributed to the exhibition along with their works inspired by the Bard of Montreal’s imagination and legacy. It will premiere on ICI ARTV Nov. 13 at 9 p.m., on ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ Dec. 12 at 9 p.m., and subsequently made available on demand for one year on ICI TOU.TV. Additionally, CBC Documentary Channel will air the documentary on Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. and CBC Montreal throughout Quebec on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. . A series of companion video vignettes, also directed by Nabatian, will be available via CBC Arts and Radio-Canada’s digital platforms. The Corporation made all of its archive materials on Cohen available to the artists taking part in this major exhibition.

A mobile app to explore Cohen’s Montreal

Admirers of the iconic singer-songwriter, artist and poet can immerse themselves in his world with a downloadable application called Detour. Available via CBC.ca/cohen as of Nov. 9, two mobile tours will lead users through the Montreal neighbourhoods that inspired Leonard Cohen’s novels, poems and music. Narrated by singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, Leonard Cohen’s Neighbourhood and the Leonard Cohen Extended City Tour on the Detour app will take strollers from the sites of the 1950s cafés where Cohen wrote his earliest poems to Parc du Portugal, just steps from his final home in the city.

Leonard Cohen in words and music on CBC/Radio-Canada’s multiple platforms

In addition to these initiatives, CBC/Radio-Canada’s many platforms will feature a variety of content devoted to the artist.

On Radio

CBC Radio has a special lineup of programs exploring Leonard Cohen’s monumental body of work. Leading up to the tribute concert in Montreal, host Raina Douris will take Radio 2 Morning listeners through The Essential Tracks of Leonard Cohen, beginning Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m. (9 a.m. NT). Later that evening, Radio 2 Drive will air a one hour Deep Dive special at 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. NT) exploring songs from Cohen’s 1967 debut Songs of Leonard Cohen.

CBC Radio One will present a special episode ofWriters and Company with Eleanor Wachtel, which includes an interview with Sylvie Simmons, the biographer behind I’m Your Man – La vie de Leonard Cohen at the Musée d’art contemporain in front of a live audience on Nov 6. At 1p.m. (Tickets available at the Museum. Free Admission) It will broadcast on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. ET & AT, 3:30 p.m. NT, 5 p.m. PT, MT & CT.

On Radio-Canada, ICI MUSIQUE will present a web radio stream dedicated exclusively to Cohen, along with special programs highlighting the singer/songwriter’s impact and influence on an entire generation of musicians. All content will be atICIMusique.ca/leonardcohen. A special all-Cohen edition ofOn dira ce qu’on voudra will air on ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIÈRE on Nov. 7 at 8:30 p.m. In his life as well as his work, Leonard Cohen was a great traveller. Host Rebecca Makonnen and her team of contributors will explore various Montreal neighbourhoods in the company of musicians Adam Cohen and Martha Wainwright, visual artist Armand Vaillancourt, and writer/researcher Chantal Ringuet. The digital on-demand radio service Première PLUS will be mining a treasure trove of interviews and archival materials at Radio-Canada.ca/premiereplus.

On Television

On television, the Nov. 6 broadcast of Les grands reportages on ICI RDI , at 8 p.m., will feature Mesdames et messieurs, M. Leonard Cohen (Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen), a 1965 documentary that paints an unconventional black-and-white portrait of the 30-year-old Cohen, then known mainly as a poet, strolling the streets of his native Montreal. In its Artistes en vedette time slot on Monday, Nov. 13, ICI ARTV will pay tribute to the artist beginning at 9 p.m. with the documentary Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, followed at 10 p.m. by Leonard Cohen en concert à Londres (Leonard Cohen: Live in London), and concluding at 11:30 p.m. with a repeat of Mesdames et messieurs, M. Leonard Cohen.

Online

CBC Montreal, CBC Arts ' online feed and CBC Arts: Exhibitionists will feature a selection of new and archival stories that complement the concert, including exclusive commissioned material from Musée d’art contemporain exhibit Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything.

Throughout November, CBC Montreal will have special digital and social content including a sneak peek inside the Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything exhibit at the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC), artist interviews, Facebook live, live blog, Cohen quiz and a digital feature exploring the artist’s lasting impact on Montreal.

CBC Music will share 80 reasons to love Leonard Cohen, A Map of Cohen’s Montreal and other new and archived Cohen content across the CBC Music homepage and social channels.

With this rich array of content and initiatives unfolding on all of its platforms, CBC/Radio-Canada is exceedingly proud to present cross-Canada celebrations of the life and work of the late Leonard Cohen, a truly singular artist whose words and music continue to resonate all over the world.


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Postby MarieM » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:49 pm

Here is the information for the VIP packages and Welcome Packages, including the museum preview info. Scroll down to read the letter that pertains to the package you purchased.


GOLD & SILVER VIP LOUNGE PACKAGES

Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Hello,
We're delighted that you will be joining us for this unique event

SHOW INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

Show Date: Monday, November 6th
Venue: Bell Centre
Check-In Address: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne)
Check-In Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Pre-show Lounge: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM
After-show Lounge: 30 minutes from end of concert
All timing is subject to change

VIP CHECK-IN

Location: La Mise au Jeu Restaurant [see map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99998&z=17].
Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At VIP Check-In, you will receive your exclusive Gold or Silver Package including one
commemorative laminate, one specially-designed Leonard Cohen lithograph and one
specially-designed merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package, and a
souvenir event poster.
Please note: Merchandise cannot be shipped after the event.

VIP LOUNGE

La Mise au Jeu Restaurant
from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, during intermission and for 30 minutes after show
Hot and cold food
Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS

Please make sure to bring your tickets with you. If your ticket delivery method is set to
will call, please make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office prior to arriving at
check-in.

EARLY ENTRY

Will begin at 6 PM
Clients must be checked-in and present at the VIP check-in area at 5:45PM
Latecomers will miss the early entry opportunity

MAC EXHIBIT ACCESS

- Clients will have access to the Musée d’art contemporain exhibit on either November 6th or
7th, from Noon to 5 PM
- GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and VIP PREMIUM clients will be admitted upon presentation of
their concert ticket.
- WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL purchasers will be sent an e-ticket which
can be used to access the MAC exhibit


BRONZE VIP & VIP PREMIUM SEAT PACKAGES


Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Hello,
We're delighted that you will be joining us for this unique event

SHOW INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

Show Date: Monday, November 6th
Venue: Bell Centre
Check-In Address: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne)
Check-In Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM
All timing is subject to change

VIP CHECK-IN

Location: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne) [see map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99998&z=17].
Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At VIP Check-In, you will receive your exclusive Bronze or Premium Package
including one specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively
for the VIP package and a souvenir event poster.
Please note: Merchandise cannot be shipped after the event.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS

Please make sure to bring your tickets with you. If your ticket delivery method is set to
will call, please make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office prior to arriving at
check-in.

EARLY ENTRY


Will begin at 6 PM
Clients must be checked-in and present at the VIP check-in area 5:45PM
Latecomers will miss the early entry opportunity

MAC EXHIBIT ACCESS

- Clients will have access to the Musée d’art contemporain exhibit on either November 6th or
7th, from Noon to 5 PM
- GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and VIP PREMIUM clients will be admitted upon presentation of
their concert ticket.
- WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL purchasers will be sent an e-ticket which
can be used to access the MAC exhibit



WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL PACKAGE

Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Hello,
We're delighted that you will be joining us for this unique event

SHOW INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

Show Date: Monday, November 6th
Venue: Bell Centre
Check-In Address: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne)
Check-In Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM
All timing is subject to change

VIP CHECK-IN

Location: 1275 Saint-Antoine West (corner de la Montagne) [see map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99998&z=17].
Hours: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At VIP Check-In, you will receive your exclusive Welcome to Montreal Package
including one commemorative laminate, one specially-designed Leonard Cohen
lithograph and one specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made
exclusively for the VIP package, a souvenir event poster and a souvenir programme (in
lieu of photo montage)
Please note: Merchandise cannot be shipped after the event.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TICKETS


Please make sure to bring your tickets with you. If your ticket delivery method is set to
will call, please make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office prior to

MAC EXHIBIT ACCESS

- Clients will have access to the Musée d’art contemporain exhibit on either November 6th or
7th, from Noon to 5 PM
- GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and VIP PREMIUM clients will be admitted upon presentation of
their concert ticket.
- WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL purchasers will be sent an e-ticket which
can be used to access the MAC exhibit
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Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Postby JJR » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:25 pm

With the announcement of more big name stars contributing to this concert, I'm still amazed that Jennifer Warnes is not one of them. She has a new album coming out in January (according to latest reports) and would undoubtedly have benefited hugely from a public appearance at this tribute show. I'm concerned that maybe she's not in good health, but I hope I'm wrong.

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